So you have adopted your adorable Jack Russell Terrier. Everything is fine, except that it sheds a lot. You weren’t expecting a Jack Russell hair loss problem when you adopted your dog. But now you discover that you cannot wear black, blue or any other dark color without having a lot of dog hair on your clothes.
And when you sit on the couch, you wake up with dog hair too. You are embarrassed when guests come because there is no place to sit. Don’t worry, I’ll share with you some Jack Russell shedding solutions so you can start wearing dark colors again and you and your guests can sit on your couch, dog hair free.
3 types of dog coats
The texture of the coat influences shedding. Depending on the type of Jack Russell you have adopted, they will have 1 of 3 types of coats: smooth, wiry, or torn. Smooth-haired dogs shed much more hair than wire-haired or broken-haired dogs.
If you have a smooth-coated dog, that means the hair is a short coat and is attached to the body. The coat sheds profusely, so when you get up, you have hair all over your body, clothes, and furniture.
The Jack Russell Terrier dilemma
Most dogs only need a bath every 2 to 3 months. But here’s the problem with this breed: it was born to hunt and burrow into the ground to catch its prey. He also loves to dig in the dirt. So if you have a dog that stays outdoors, you will need to bathe and groom him more often.
Jack Russell Shedding Tip # 1 Bathing
Grooming results are best when you’ve given your dog a bath. This breed does not need daily baths. It will dry out their skin if you bathe them too often. At the same time, you don’t want a smelly dog cuddled up next to you. So if your dog is prone to staying indoors, you can bathe him every 2-3 months.
But, if your Jack Russell goes out a lot and thrashes in the mud, you will need to bathe him once a month.
Bathrooms help the shedding process
If your goal is to eliminate the molt, that won’t happen. The smooth-haired breed is a mute. But you can minimize it. By bathing your dog before using grooming tools, you help remove grease and dirt, making it easier to style the hair. Once you towel dry and start styling, loose hair will easily fall out.
Jack Russell Shedding Tip # 2 Grooming Kit
After you have bathed your dog, pat him dry with a towel. I do not recommend using a hair dryer, as hair dryers are used for long-haired dogs. With smooth-coated dogs, you risk burning them if the heat from the dryer is too high.
Now, once towel-dried, you need to brush your cute canine. Neither with any brush. Use a rubber brush, a bristle brush and a chamois. Here’s how to use each one.
Use the rubber brush to remove large stuff and dead hair from your dog. Do not pull or pull your hair. Then use the bristle brush to remove the finest hairs and dirt. Suede is used to polish your dog’s coat to give it a shiny appearance.
Jack Russell Shedding Tip # 3 Daily Brush
Although this breed doesn’t need to be groomed frequently, they do shed, which means they need to be brushed daily. Therefore, use a rubber brush and a bristle brush to remove fine matter from your dog’s hair.
By using these grooming tips, your Jack Russell shedding problems will be solved. Dog grooming is only a small part of dog health care. For more tips on dog health, read the dog health guide.